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Research on marijuana dispensaries and hospitalization

People who live in areas with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence. 

Places with More Marijuana Dispensaries Have More Marijuana-Related Hospitalizations

People who live in areas of California with a higher density of marijuana dispensaries experience a greater number of hospitalizations involving marijuana abuse and dependence, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. 

Congratulations Natalie Fisher!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Natalie Fisher will be the Manager of Operations at Oneview Healthcare in Cranberry http://www.oneviewhealthcare.com.  

Congratulations Amanda Korenoski!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Amanda Korenoski will be the Managing Director of the Pgh Poison Center of UPMC and an Assist Professor in the School of Pharmacy 

Congratulations Amanda Korenoski!

HPM is pleased to announce that 2015 MHA Alumna Amanda Korenoski will be the Managing Director of the Pgh Poison Center of UPMC and an Assist Professor in the School of Pharmacy 

Trevor Orchard appointed Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh

I am delighted to announce that Trevor Orchard, MD, M.Med.Sci. has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Menopause Associated with More Fat Around Heart, Raising Risk for Heart Disease

Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts – a risk factor for heart disease – than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has shown for the first time. 

Congratulations Alexandra Nwokedi-Ibewuike!

Alexandra Nwokedi-Ibewuike is the recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

This Year's One Book, One Community Program

Pick up Dreamland  by Sam Quinones to read along!  Listen to interviews and find out more at publichealth.pitt.edu/OBOC   

Faculty advocate for BRCA screening on NBC

BRCA mutations are associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Should populations be screened to detect carriers now that treatments are available? 

Cholesterol Metabolism in Immune Cells Linked to HIV Progression, May Lead to New Therapy

Enhanced cholesterol metabolism in certain immune cells may help some people infected with HIV naturally control disease progression, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Older Age at Onset of Type 1 Diabetes Associated with Lower Brain Connectivity Later in Life

People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in later childhood have weaker brain connectivity in midlife compared to those who were diagnosed at earlier ages according to a University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences study.  

Early HIV Treatment Improves Survival in Some Patients with Newly Diagnosed TB

Starting anti-HIV treatment within two weeks of the diagnosis of tuberculosis, or TB, improved survival among patients with both infections who had very low immune-cell counts, according to an analysis by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Health. Those with strong immune systems, however, might benefit from waiting until after the end of the six-month TB treatment before initiating anti-HIV therapy, they found.   

Cindy Bryce, PhD article published in Behavioral Science

Cindy Bryce, PhD has as article published in the Spring 2015 issue of Behavioral Science and Policy. The article is titled “Warning: You are about to be nudged”  

Congratulations Adaobi Nwoka!

Alexandra Nwokedi-Ibewuike is the recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

Congratulations Adaobi Nwoka!

Adaobi Nwoka is a recipient of the ACHE’s Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship  

BCHS Faculty Published in the Journal BMC Cancer

Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb and colleagues published the first systematic review and meta-analysis in the Journal BMC Cancer. 

Pittsburgh: The Comeback - (video)

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TIME MAGAZINE -  This beautiful short video shows how Pittsburgh weathered the rocky transition from an economy built on manufacturing to one driven by cutting edge research. This is the story of its rebirth.  Innovators and luminaries quoted include Pitt's Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, Arthur Levine, MD who remarks, "This is a city that captures the sophistication of the East Coast, and retains the civility of the Midwest."... 

Congratulations Olivia Cupelli!

2015 MHA Alumna Olivia Cupelli will be an Associate Business Analyst in Project Management at Allegheny Health Network. 

A Rare Achievement: Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Named Fellow of Top Statistical Organization

Abdus Wahed, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). 

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Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education 

Innovation Institute recognized at Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

PITTWIRE - The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute was recognized for its commitment to building programs that accelerate innovations from the laboratory and research into commercialization at the recent Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. Alumni EVA... (07/02/2018)
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Pitt names social and political philosopher Ann Cudd as new provost  

Pitt names social and political philosopher Ann Cudd as new provost

PITTWIRE - Pitt’s new provost and senior vice chancellor, ANN E. CUDD (A&S ’84G, ’86G, ’88G) has explored topics including capitalism, feminism, inequality and oppression in more than 50 books, articles and chapters. “Ann has a rare capacity to move among the roles of scholar, leader, collaborator a... (07/02/2018)
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Pitt task force outlines framework for confronting nationwide opioid crisis 

Pitt task force outlines framework for confronting nationwide opioid crisis

PITTWIRE - Pitt is taking a leading role in tackling the public health crisis by strengthening its prevention, treatment and recovery programs to bring meaningful change to the lives of students. "While opioid abuse is lower on university campuses, we can't be complacent," said Chancellor Patrick G... (06/25/2018)


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Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use 

Pittsburgh finds overdose risk quintuples with opioid and Benzodiazepine use

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients. "Having multiple prescribers who are not in communication increases the risk for overdose,” says HPM... (07/02/2018)
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Pitt Public Health surpasses 7,000 alumni with 2018 Convocation ceremony 

Pitt Public Health surpasses 7,000 alumni with 2018 Convocation ceremony

On Sunday, April 29, Pitt Public Health welcomed over 200 graduates into the school's alumni community at our annual Convocation. “Our alumni cohort is now 7,000 people deep, since the school’s founding 70 years ago. Our impressive alumni give the school an international network of influence and th... (06/13/2018)
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Williams-Pate represents Pitt Public Health as This is Public Health ambassador  

Williams-Pate represents Pitt Public Health as This is Public Health ambassador

ASPPH FRIDAY LETTER - Thirty-five new ambassadors, including KYANNA WILLIAMS-PATE (BCHS ’19), are joining the program, representing the This Is Public Health brand and 23 ASPPH member institutions. Throughout the year, ambassadors participate in a series of public health outreach events along with p... (05/21/2018)
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